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History

History Intent:


At St Faith’s we aim for our children to:

  • Learn about History in an exciting, engaging and meaningful way.
  • Be curious about History and inspired to know and find out more about the past.  
  • Understand, know and remember more about ways of life, significant individuals and events from the past and local history.
  • Gain a knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.
  • Develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time.
  • Gain an understanding of some of the ways in which we can investigate the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.  

 

Implementation of History:

 

  • We aim to encourage our children to remember knowledge and build on their prior learning by ensuring that we carefully consider how History knowledge is sequenced.
  • Through the use of the Progression and Skills in History Document (which is in line with EYFS and National Curriculum) teachers will plan for learning carefully throughout the year in order to ensure progress is made in each term and across each year group.
  • All learners will be assessed within their classes and then supported in line with the school’s commitment to inclusion, through careful planning that is adapted to stretch, guide and support every member of every class. 
  • Adaptations will be made to enable all children, irrespective of their SEND needs, to access our history curriculum based on their own starting point.
  • Teaching and learning is facilitated through a range of different strategies and resources including the use of historical artefacts, visits, research using different sources developing questioning skills, and following a line of enquiry.
  • The History curriculum is made as real and relevant to our children as possible with carefully selected significant events, individuals and topics taught in order to generate interest and a love of learning.
  • Curriculum enhancements such as whole school History days and visits to local museums and significant local places also play an important role in our curriculum.
  • At the beginning of each topic, children are able to convey what they know already as well as what they would like to know or find out. This ensures that lessons are relevant and take account of children’s different starting points. Consideration is given to how greater depth will be taught, learnt and demonstrated within each lesson, as well as how learners will be supported in line with the school’s commitment to inclusion.
  • At the end of each topic, teachers make assessments based on the progress and attainment of individuals. Any children that have not achieved the expected level are identified, and measures put in place to support this as appropriate.   

 

History Impact:


At St Faith’s our children will:

  • Have learned about History in an exciting, engaging and meaningful way.
  • Have furthered their understanding and knowledge and be able to recall this, linking to local history, ways of life, significant individuals and events from the past.
  • Have a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.
  • Have developed a historical curiosity and have been inspired to know and find out more about the past.  
  • Have developed an awareness of the past, confidently using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time.
  • Have developed a good understanding of some of the ways in which we find out about the past, and identify different ways in which it is represented.
  • Have made at least expected progress in all areas of our History curriculum.
  • Have experienced an exciting and knowledge based history curriculum that has been adapted to enable all children to access the learning in a range of ways without any difficulties in literacy forming a barrier to this.

 

Kerry Lower

History lead

17th June, 2022

 

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